Britain considers bringing China on board with HS2

In the past decade China has built 25,000km of high-speed railway, more than all the fast train lines in the rest of the world. Now it has its sights on helping to deliver HS2, the UK’s over budget and long delayed high speed rail line, which earlier this month received the go-ahead for the first phase of construction. Last week it emerged that China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) had … https://on.ft.com/329pwIT

China gives high priority to property tax that may rein in market, Real Estate

CHINA’S legislature said it is giving high priority to a property tax that would be one of the biggest moves yet to rein in a runaway market. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress listed the tax as one of 69 levies to have top priority in a five-year agenda, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily reported on Saturday. Enacting the real estate tax … http://bit.ly/2N5lkWg

Belt and Road: China’s biggest brand

Most public discussion of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) tends to paint it as a coherent strategy of the Chinese Communist Party. One school argues that this strategy is largely economic in focus, the other major approach focuses on the political drivers. What both need to consider is that either way, the BRI is actually just a brand. It’s a marketing tool, a label … http://bit.ly/2N4aOhf

Listen! Douglas Flint on China-UK Ties, FinTech + the Belt + Road

Complete keynote speech given by Sir Douglas Flint, UK Government’s Special Envoy to the Belt & Road Initiative, during the London leg of CEIBS Europe Forum Series 2018. Douglas Flint explains how China and the UK can work together on Fintech and the Belt + Road. … http://bit.ly/2C2DyCO

UK’s Birmingham is stealing the hearts of Chinese property investors

Birmingham is emerging as an affordable alternative to London, as the UK’s second-largest city undergoes a revival with splashy new infrastructure, dining, shopping, entertainment and residential space. Birmingham, Britain’s second-largest city by population, is seeing a surge in interest from Hong Kong and mainland Chinese investors whose traditional go-to market has been … http://bit.ly/2P69kBh